Go Back   DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum > Home Improvement > Electrical


Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 10-14-2009, 07:16 PM   #1
Join Date: Oct 2009
Posts: 7
Rewards Points: 10

Need Help

Im looking at saving my parents some money and putting some flood lights up around a field for them. I have figured out everything but how to put the three flood lights on a switch so that one switch will control all three of the flood lights, and then put the next three on another switch. I might be able to put four on a switch if that is possible. But first I have to do the math and find out if my 20 amp breaker can handle four lights or if I can only do three lights.

Josh Jones is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-14-2009, 07:19 PM   #2
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: South of Boston, MA
Posts: 17,248
Rewards Points: 2,000

Need Help

If you use CFL floodlights you can probably put them all on one switch if you want
65w CFL = 300w incandescent

Scuba_Dave is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-14-2009, 08:31 PM   #3
" Euro " electrician
frenchelectrican's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: WI & France { in France for now }
Posts: 5,369
Rewards Points: 2,000

Need Help

The 20 amp ( 120v ) circuit can handle up to 2400 watts but a gotcha is that if you have other load is on you have to reduce it otherwise you will trip the circuit breaker or blow the fuse.

how big this yard is and how often you will turn it on and will be used for dusk to dawn useage?

frenchelectrican is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Top of Page | View New Posts

Copyright © 2003-2014 Escalate Media. All Rights Reserved.